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  • 1 Prurient — en 2007. Nom Dominick Fernow Pays d’origine …

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  • 2 prurient — pru·ri·ent / pru̇r ē ənt/ adj: marked by or arousing an unwholesome sexual interest or desire pru·ri·ent·ly adv Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. prurient …

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  • 3 Prurient — Pru ri*ent, a. [L. pruries, entis, p. pr. of prurire to itch. Cf. {Freeze}.] Uneasy with desire; itching; especially, having a lascivious curiosity or propensity; lustful. {Pru ri*ent*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] The eye of the vain and prurient is… …

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  • 4 prurient — 1630s, itching, later having an itching desire (1650s), especially lascivious, lewd, (1746), from L. prurientem (nom. pruriens), prp. of prurire to itch, long for, be wanton, perhaps related to pruna glowing coals …

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  • 5 prurient — [adj] lascivious bawdy, carnal, crude, desirous, erotic, fleshly, horny, hot*, lecherous, lewd, libertine, libidinous, licentious, lustful, obscene, offensive, orgiastic, pornographic, raunchy*, salacious, sensual, sexual, smutty*, suggestive,… …

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  • 6 prurient — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having or encouraging an excessive interest in sexual matters. DERIVATIVES prurience noun pruriency noun pruriently adverb. ORIGIN originally in the sense «having a craving»: from Latin prurire itch, long, be wanton …

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  • 7 prurient — [proor′ē ənt] adj. [L pruriens < prurire, to itch, long for, be lecherous < IE base * preus , to burn, FREEZE > L pruna, live coal] 1. having or expressing lustful ideas or desires 2. tending to excite lust; lascivious; lewd 3. Rare… …

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  • 8 Prurient — For the word, see wiktionary:prurient. Prurient Prurient in 2007. Background information Birth name Ian …

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  • 9 prurient — [[t]prʊ͟əriənt[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) If you describe someone as prurient, you mean that they show too much interest in sexual matters. [FORMAL] We read the gossip written about them with prurient interest. Syn: salacious …

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  • 10 prurient — adjective Etymology: Latin prurient , pruriens, present participle of prurire to itch, crave; akin to Latin pruna glowing coal, Sanskrit ploṣati he singes, and probably to Latin pruina hoarfrost more at freeze Date: 1592 marked by or arousing an… …

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  • 11 prurient — prurience, pruriency, n. pruriently, adv. /proor ee euhnt/, adj. 1. having, inclined to have, or characterized by lascivious or lustful thoughts, desires, etc. 2. causing lasciviousness or lust. 3. having a restless desire or longing. [1630 40; < …

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  • 12 prurient — pru|ri|ent [ˈpruəriənt US ˈprur ] adj formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: , present participle of prurire to itch, have desire ] having or showing too much interest in sex used to show disapproval ▪ prurient interests >pruriently adv… …

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  • 13 prurient — pru|ri|ent [ pruriənt ] adjective FORMAL involving sex in an unpleasant way: prurient interests/thoughts …

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  • 14 prurient — [ prʊərɪənt] adjective having or encouraging an excessive interest in sexual matters. Derivatives prurience noun pruriency noun pruriently adverb Origin C16 (in the sense having a craving ): from L. prurient , prurire itch, long, be wanton …

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  • 15 prurient — adjective she was completely turned off by his prurient remarks Syn: salacious, licentious, voyeuristic, lascivious, lecherous, lustful, lewd, libidinous, lubricious; formal concupiscent …

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  • 16 prurient — UK [ˈprʊərɪənt] / US [ˈprʊrɪənt] adjective formal involving sex in an unpleasant way prurient interests/thoughts …

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  • 17 prurient — pru•ri•ent [[t]ˈprʊər i ənt[/t]] adj. 1) having or characterized by lascivious or lustful thoughts, desires, etc 2) causing lasciviousness or lust • Etymology: 1630–40; < L prūrient (s. of prūriēns), prp. of prūrīre to itch pru′ri•ence,… …

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  • 18 prurient — adjective /ˈpɹʊəɹ.i.ənt,ˈpɹʊɹ.i.ənt/ a) Uneasy with desire; itching; especially, having a lascivious anxiety or propensity; lustful. b) Arousing or appealing to sexual desire …

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  • 19 prurient — Synonyms and related words: Cyprian, Fescennine, Paphian, agape, agog, all agog, animal, aphrodisiomaniacal, athirst, bawdy, blue, burning with curiosity, carnal, clitoromaniacal, coarse, concupiscent, consumed with curiosity, consumed with… …

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  • 20 prurient — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. lewd, obscene (see impurity). II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. lustful, lewd, libidinous, salacious, lascivious, sexual, lecherous, *horny, carnal. ANT.: prudish, puritanical, prim III (Roget s… …

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